June – Monochrome A Day

I’m approaching a year on this project. Still having fun & still taking a monochrome image a day.

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March – A Monochrome Day

I am way past due on updating my Monochrome A Day photo project but I’ve not stopped shooting. There’s nothing like shooting in black & white … well actually shooting black & white film is the purest way but I still enjoy shooting on the monochrome setting in the camera.

More to come …

 

January – A Monochrome Day

January Picture – A – Day. Some days are easier to come up with a shot than other days.  I generally purposefully find a shot to shoot in black & white rather than just take a picture and change it later in Photoshop. Since starting in August, I’m going 6 months strong.

Week 2 – PAD – Project 365

Week 2 …

Week 1 – PAD – Project 365

I’ve been shooting a photo a day but I’ve not posted any yet this year, so I have to catch up.
Here is week one of my photo a day project.

Family, farming & what it means for 2015

I’ve always appreciated farmers. I grew up around a farming area in northern Ohio and the last 20 years I’ve worked and lived in a farming community. For 2 summers during my high school years I worked picking corn in the early mornings at Sweet’s Corn farm.

Just this week after a weekend family get together, I have a renewed appreciation of farming. We went to my wife’s cousin’s house for a large family gathering. My wife’s cousin’s husband is a farmer, he raises swine. Just after Roxy and I were married in 1991, I was laid off at the photography studio I worked at in Evansville, IN. During that time I was not working over the summer, Steve employed me to work as an extra hand on the farm for a few weeks. It was hard work but I was thankful to be able to make some money!

He has quite the production, it’s very impressive. Not only does he raise swine but he also grows feed for the swine and sells it as well. He is a very busy farmer!

While at the party, I was hoping Steve would take me around the farm and show me his swine. I bring my camera along with me pretty much everywhere I go, and going to the party was no different. It was fun taking a few shots of the swine.

What does all this have to do with 2015? Good question! I’m always taking pictures. 2014 was the year of shooting with a large variety of my analog cameras and documenting it. #26cameras12months I really enjoyed shooting with film and I will continue shooting with film! Over the years I’ve shot a variety Photo A Day projects. I will again shoot a photo a day in 2015. Because of my renewed interest in farming & farmers, I also plan to work on a project called Farmers of Greene County. I thought of photographing Farmers of Cedarville but I did not want to limit it and Greene County has a fairly large farming community.

If you know of any farmers in Greene County Ohio, please contact me and give me their name and any information you have. I am thinking of documenting (photographing) 2 farmers a month.